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in. our white house correspondent dan lothian is in martha's vineyard where the first family is on vacation. dan, why did president obama decide to take this step this week? he canceled joint military exercises between the u.s. and the egyptian military. >> reporter: that's right. he did, brianna. and the main reason is because of the escalating violence on the ground in egypt which you have just been talking about. the president condemning that violence, condemning the actions of the interim military government there and the security forces, but also there's been this sort of level of frustration within the obama administration at the slow pace of the transition from this military interim government to a democratically elected civilian government. the obama administration, at least officials within the administration, had been discussing this as an option. in fact, back in june at the time that the administration decided to delay the delivery of those f-16s, it was brought up as an option to pull out of these biannual exercises known as bright star, but it was only on wednes
, president obama is wrapping up his vacation on martha's vineyard today. he's actually spent so much of his time doing one of the things he loves to do, which is playing golf. >> yep. the president hit the links yesterday with comedian larry david. he played nine holes with the "seinfeld" co-creator and "curb your enthusiasm" star. must be a lot of fun playing with a comedian. rounding out the foursome were the boston celtics' hutchins and former u.s. trade executive ron kirk. >> i don't know, he can make fun of you a lot, though, right? >> that was my point. probably put you down quite a bit. >> because actually, the president, he's like a so-so golfer. >> is he? >> he likes doing it a lot. he's not the best, he's not terrible, but i think he plays with a lot of guys who might be better than him, so. >> he's got a lot on his mind. >> yeah, he does. >>> let's talk college football now. college football, where alabama's trying to do what no division 1 team in the modern era has ever done. >> which is win back-to-back national championships. joe carter is here with the the "bleacher report."
, and then right after that, he goes golfing at mink meadows club in martha's vineyard. come on. >> is there such a place? >> there is such a place. >> meadows? >> come on. >> mi-i-n-k those little guys that run around. >> they make great coats. >> i don't think dick morris polled that for you, did he? like bill clinton famously? >> i doubt it. quibble with your name of the golf club. >> yes, it is. i'm being shallow right now. come on. >> it doesn't sound like one of -- doesn't sound like a long golf course. it sounds more like a putt-putt. >> yeah. sounds pretty simple here. and also bob filner, did you hear the grandma story? >> i saw her too and gave a press conference. gloria allred repping her. >> it's not a grandmother. it's a great grandmother. let's get the news. in san diego the number of women accusing mayor bob filner, i decided to go with this one first, advances and it's risen to 16 among to peggy shannon, 67-year-old great grandmother who works part-time for the senior citizen service desk at city hall spoke publicly for the first time last night. >> on the day th
is dealing with the crisis in egypt while on vacation. the president is in martha's vineyard with his family. today is his last full day off there. he heads back to the white house tomorrow. >>> for generations, we have heard about area 51, the place in nevada that's synonymous in popular culture with government secrecy and ufos. well, it turns out it does exist. as cnn's dan simon shows us, it's been one of the biggest worst kept secrets of the cia. >> reporter: hollywood has long shown an obsession with area 51. >> welcome to earth. >> reporter: from aliens to ufos, it helped fuel a perception that the government has been holding onto top secret information about this remote facility in the nevada desert. until now, it had only really existed in places like "the x files" on television. but newly released cia documents officially acknowledge the site for the first time. annie jacobsen spent several years researching area 51, publishing her findings in a book. >> this has kind of become a national pastime and a great debate, you know, about aliens. and the locuk locus of this is 51. >> if yo
at martha's vineyard where the president is vacationing. why is the limit on out-of-pocket expenses being delayed, wendell? >> reporter: well, jon, it turns out some insurers and employers use separate companies to administer medical coverage and drug benefit, and their compute pers don't necessarily talk to each other. since different companies have different limits on out of pocket costs, they need more time to figure out a way to keep track of all the out of pocket costs people are incurring. the result is that some people with complex chronic medical conditions like multiple sclerosis will pay more than they would have if the cap was in place. this delay on imposing the limit on out of pocket costs was approved in february but buried in bureaucratic language on the labor department's web site, and no one noticed it until now, jon. jon: so what are republicans saying about all this? >> reporter: well some republicans say this is proof the affordable care act is too complicated. they point to democratic senator max baucus' warning that it's going to be a train wreck to implement. but re
to dusk curfew in effect in cairo as the city tries to get back to normal. abc's martha raddatz is there. >> so where does this go from here? and were you shot? >> yeah. >> reporter: we spoke to 25-year-old mohamed sultan shot last week by egyptian forces in the eruption of violence he represents egypt's future, best and brightest, graduating from america's ohio state university. >> if we have to die so the next generation can live freely so be it. >> reporter: weeks ago we walked amongst jubilant protesters in tahrir square. when they tried to win hearts and minds. across town, with the pro-morsi crowd, building tents and digging in, there was hope for a peaceful end. instead, the egyptian security forces demolished this tent city, killing hundreds of people. on the very same spot we were just weeks ago, the scene is truly stunning. burned out buildings, very few people walking around and so much rubble. this is fast becoming a simmering civil war. one of america's great allies in this region, awash in blood. on one side, the government admitted that 36 islamists in its custody were kil
. president obama has condemned that aid, but the u.s. aid continues to trickle in. dan loathian is in martha's vineyard where the president is on vacation. dan, why did the president decide to step up that between egypt and the u.s.? >> well, there had been impact for the obama administration to do much more. there and of course, was that delay of f-16s to the egyptian air force. but what the obama administration is not seeing is this quick transition to the elected government in egypt. so they really wanted to send a strong message to the egyptians to put pressure on them. they began, according to a senior administration official, talking about pulling out of this biannual meetings known as bright star, about the time in june when they decided to cancel the f-16 jets but when the violence really began escalating that's when the president decided late wednesday night that in fact they would pull out of the those joint exercises. do they believe that will have direct impact on the ground, even a state department official saying there are limitations to this move but they do believe it will se
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